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Jane Birkin Wants Her Name Off The Birkin Bag

The French singer and sex symbol doesn't want to be associated with the Hermès bag anymore, claiming that they're made inhumanely.

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But after Birkin watched a PETA exposé about a Texas farm that harvests alligators for the Birkin bags, she wanted nothing to do with them and demanded that Hermès take her name off the bag.

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The video allegedly shows the animals being herded into a concrete pit before being "hacked to death."

She wrote:

Having been alerted to the cruel practices endured by crocodiles during their slaughter for the production of Hermès bags carrying my name, I have asked Hermès Group to rename the Birkin until better practices responding to international norms can be implemented for the production of this bag.

In response to Birkin's criticism, Hermès released their own statement, claiming they've launched an investigation into the Texas farm featured in the video.

"An investigation is underway at the Texas farm which was implicated in the video," they said in a statement to New York magazine. "Hermès imposes on its partners the highest standards in the ethical treatment of crocodiles."


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